Wanting a normal girl

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They didn't want these powers , this magic, this curse, or whatever it is that was foisted upon them. The responsibility to save the world? Forget it! All those exciting adventures and the ability to potentially do anything? Take it away. They want nothing to do with it. Needing to be normal often comes in waves.

Often, it hits critical levels, and the character threatens to quit, or even does so temporarily. While this is all well and good, most writers conveniently forget that after such an exciting and exceptional existence, everything else will seem dull and meaningless to most people. Not only are special abilities usually given up , but sometimes also cherished friends.

Some people psychologically will be unable to adjust, and most will acquire deep-seated mental issues about the whole process. This can also include situations where overt powers or the like are not involved, wherein the characters are involved in an exceptional situation.

It can also occur when characters, for no particular reason other than that the show is ending or that they're leaving it, have a sudden and usually implausible epiphany that they really want to live a "normal" life. Somehow this almost invariably includes them cutting ties with the entirety of the rest of the characters and locations.

When done well, this can be an interesting metaphorical exploration of how even the most blessed can feel isolated and abnormal. When done poorly, it comes off as cheap angst that will get tiresome, especially if the premise of the show relies in some part on that "Special-ness". One common subversion is Can't Stay Normal where the character finally becomes normal, but is not able to adjust to it, and longs for their old life back. Or just as they achieve their normality, something happens where they NEED their abilities back, particularly to save the Love Interest.

Either may be a Minute Retirement , the former may be a Sequel Hook. If someone is constantly being forced by the plot to do heroic things, when really they want to be left alone, they're Heroic Neutral. Contrast Jumped at the Call , where wanting to be normal never even occurs to the hero and Keeping the Handicap , where the character chooses to stay disabled or similar even if they could feasibly cure it. See also Blessed with Suck , when the hero has every reason to want to be normal. Related to I Just Want to Have Friends when the character wishes to be normal to develop relationships.

Also related to Give Him a Normal Life , when they leap at the chance to arrange this for their offspring. Not to Be Confused with Plot Detour where the writer prevents the character from progressing possibly to string out the length of the story. Compare and contrast Nominal Hero , where a character ends up fighting for good even though they lack morally positive motivations.

Having disappeared from the public, Cricket's celebrity twin Zillon Brax wants to live a normal life and be ordinary. He gets his wish when Bill mistakes him for Cricket. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to to do this. Get Known if you don't have an .

For the Avatar: The Last Airbender fanfic, go here. Peter Parker's finally tired of Spider-Man's messes. Frodo Baggins: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. Gandalf the Grey: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.

All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you. Audio Plays. The Elysium Project has the escaped test subjects that the story centers around. They don't want their powers and they regret ever getting involved with the Elysium Project, but they're stuck with the powers and none of them have lives to go back to anyway. In Forged Destiny , Pyrrha Nikos came to Beacon academy to escape the fame and expectations placed on her in Mistral due to her being a Champion.

In Supergirl story Hellsister Trilogy , Kara is getting tired of the constant battles and light-and-death struggles and expresses her desire to live like a normal woman: Supergirl: But I'm Fight after fight after fight. We save the universe, we kill Mordru, we kill Satan Girl, we come back, and here somebody throws Darkseid in our face again. Can't there ever be an end to it? I'm tired of this. I wasn't born to be a, a super-heroine. I just wanted to be a normal girl from Argo, and, and get a good job and a good man and settle down Like Snape and Loopin took a video of me naked.

Hargrid says he's in love with me. Vampire likes me and now even Snaketail is in love with me! I just wanna be with you ok Draco! Why couldn't Satan have made me less beautiful? I'm good at too many things! Buffy: Neither did I. Supergirl: That makes two of us. She couldn't even go inside and be with other ponies at their festivals. None of the buildings in Dunnich, not even the Town Hall, was big enough for her now-gigantic form. And she couldn't dance at them, not even outdoors — a couple of near-tragedies had made her realize that somepony who could crush a house in an act of clumsiness should neither dance around normal-sized Ponies nor even their structures.

Sometimes she would stand at a window and watch a party, but never in town — things were just too crowded there for her ungainly form. Romance and marriage seemed out of the question for her. By her nature she was able to love anything sentient, of any sex, but there was no suitable creature for her to court. Normal Ponies, even those who knew and liked her, were not attracted to a huge invisible fluffy pony, especially one overendowed with he and eyes and tongues.

Films — Animation. At the beginning of Frozen , Elsa does her best to conceal her powers, thinking they are nothing but a curse. However, after she accidentally reveals them in front of the entire kingdom and runs away, she embraces them and is never happier than when she is using them to create. Used and subverted in Disney's Hercules. Because Hercules' strength often causes accidents, Hercules is shunned by the community, even though he just wants to fit in.

This desire fades after he becomes a hero and puts his strength to good use. Late in the movie, Hades forces him to give up his powers to save the life of his love interest. After Herc is drained, Hades pins him to the ground by throwing a barbell at him and stands over him, taunting: "Now you know how it feels to be like everyone else. Isn't it just I wanna BE normal! The only one who's normal is Jack-Jack, and he's not even toilet-trained! Films — Live-Action. In Artemis Fowl , Mulch Diggums is a "giant dwarf," or Dwarfus Giganticus , but wants desperately to be short like other dwarves.

The protagonist of Barely Lethal is a teenage assassin who wants nothing more than to be a regular high school student. Megan, the protagonist of But I'm a Cheerleader. She wants to be straight, dammit! Bethany in Dogma. Jesus is said to have also been like this for some years — the ones not recounted in the Bible. Dracula: Dead and Loving It : Dracula's daymare, where he can walk in the sunlight and apparently cured of his vampirism, suggests that he secretly wishes to become a human again, as he is overjoyed when apparently drinking Lucy's blood has cured him.

In Gladiator , Maximus, a powerful Roman general, is offered the Emperor's throne by aging Emperor Marcus Aurelius but would rather return home, live as a family man, and tend a farm. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah : In the Omni Productions dub, Miki Saegusa, resident psychic of the Heisei Godzilla films, notes that her psychic powers have been fading away lately, which worries her.

Meru Ozawa, in contrast, says that she can't wait for her own powers to fade away since it means she would be able to start a family as a normal person. Miki's reaction to Meru's response seems to indicate that she agrees with her colleague's sentiments more than she had realized. Averted in the Japanese version, where Meru's reaction is actually the opposite — she relishes having psychic powers and even says that she uses them to find out if the boys who loved her would ever marry her.

Matt Damon 's character in Hereafter is a psychic whose ability to communicate with people's dead relatives is more of a curse than a gift. He refuses to exploit it for money and prefers the life of a blue-collar factory worker. I Shot Jesse James : Robert Ford just wants to marry his sweetheart and settle down on some farmland.

Unfortunately, his reputation as the killer of Jesse James makes this hard to achieve, as everybody either thinks he's a coward or wants to shoot him to earn their own reputations as gunslingers. Last Action Hero : Jack Slater deconstructs his action hero status.

Jack : I just want to be a good cop! Instead, I keep getting caught up in these crazy adventures! After being selected by God to go to the city of Nineveh to prophesy against it "for their great wickedness is come up before me", Jonah did not want this responsibility, and tried to flee by going to the city of Jaffa and then sailing to Tarshish which was in the opposite direction from Nineveh. When a storm threatened to sink the ship, the sailors suspect that Jonah is the cause, and he admits it. They toss him overboard, which causes the sea to calm, but Jonah's life is saved when he is swallowed by a "big fish" who carries him to land after three days.

During that time, Jonah prays to God and decides to accept the task given to him. The Lord our God does not take 'no' for an answer. Moses' efforts to persuade the Burning Bush to look elsewhere for the savior of the Hebrew people is downright hilarious; 'but nobody will believe me! In Interstitial Actual Play , Marche desperately wants to return to normalcy after the events of his home series. As soon as he lands in the world of High School Musical , he acts like a proper student in an attempt to regain that feeling. In The Magnus Archives , Agnes Montague was born and raised to be The Antichrist for the Cult of the Lightless Flame, and was largely kept away from normal society, especially as her powers developed.

The statement giver remarks that she never even touched her coffee or ordered any food, nor did she speak to anyone unless spoken to, but she always seemed genuinely delighted to order her drink and sit there, as if it was a really novel, special thing for her to do. When she's asked out by a friendly waiter, she's shocked, but agrees, and enjoys their brief courtship, which consists mainly of walking around talking about perfectly mundane things.

He remarks that he doesn't think he has a destiny, and she sadly says that sounds nice. When she realized it was time for her to enact the cult's ritual, her last words to her boyfriend before granting his request for a kiss was to thank him. It's then revealed that the kindness and affection he showed her was enough to sow the seeds of doubt in her mind , and in turn, completely mess things up for the cult, because he inadvertantly confirmed her suspicion that the normal world was worth saving. Not bad for a guy who is, by his own description, a completely unremarkable and average Joe.

Siberys from Darwin's Soldiers is an experiment created with strong telekinetic powers.

Wanting a normal girl

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